Stefan Emblad

Stefan Emblad

Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza

Stefan Emblad is the World Bank’s Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza, as of September 1, 2022.

Prior to this role, Stefan was Senior Adviser to the Managing Director, Operations, at the World Bank. During 2021, he also acted as Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict, & Violence.

Previously, he was the World Bank Director, International and Multilateral Affairs, in the External and Corporate Affairs Vice Presidency, a position he took up in December 2016 until February 2021 where he oversaw cooperation with international organizations (IMF, MDBs, UN), key multilateral fora like the G7 and G20 as well as institutional relations with all OECD bilateral donor countries.

Previously, Stefan was Director and Special Representative, Europe where he oversaw the Bank's institutional relationships and engagement with European donor countries, the European Institutions and the OECD.

A Swedish and Uruguayan national, he has extensive expertise in development policy and operations as well as external relations.

Previously, he was Director for Resource Mobilization (2009-2013) at the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and held several positions in the Swedish government and in multilateral organizations.

Stefan was an Adviser to the Vice President, Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships, at the World Bank (2006-2009); Director and Deputy Head of the Multilateral Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was Sweden’s Alternate Governor to the Regional Development Banks and IDA Deputy (2002-2006); Deputy Director and Executive Head for International Financial Institutions at the Swedish Ministry of Finance (2000-2002).

He has worked for the European Commission on macroeconomic support to low-income countries in West Africa and the Pacific as well as the United Nations Development Program in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.